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Phone: (240) 237-8161
Lexington Park, MD
St Marys County Maryland Preferred NAPA and Federated Car Care Center

Preventative Maintenance for Your Vehicle in Lexington Park, MD

Need preventative maintenance for your foreign or domestic vehicle? Our maintenance services include: Oil Change, Tune-Up, State Safety Inspections & Emissions, Fluid Services, Maintenance Inspections, Fleet Services, Check Engine Light, among other provisions for your vehicle’s needs. Come by and visit the Forrest Automotive Group shop at 22352 Three Notch Rd, Lexington Park, MD 20653 or give us a call at 240-237-8161!

Recent Auto Repair Work at Our Shop

Check out our recent repair work! Forrest Automotive Group is a certified NAPA AutoCare and Federated Car Care Center. Our quality ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified mechanics are highly skilled and equipped to manage all types of auto repair services on foreign and domestic vehicles. To learn more about the auto repair services that we offer, contact us at 240-237-8161!

We Are An AAA Approved Repair Shop!

Did you know that we are an AAA approved shop? AAA Members can receive a 10% labor discount on repairs at our shop. Forrest Automotive is known for its: community reputation, facility appearance, customer service, staff qualifications & training, tools & equipment, scope of services & repairs, and warranty coverage. For your auto repairs and maintenance, call us at 240-237-8161 or visit our shop location!

Power Steering Flushes and Auto Repair Services in Hollywood, MD

We offer a variety of auto repair services, including power steering flushes! Our technicians use a powerful cleaner to dissolve gum and varnish in your car’s power steering unit. Next, we will flush old, worn-out contaminated fluid and install fresh new fluid fortified with a special antioxidant and anti-wear ingredients to prevent expensive mechanical failure. For your flushes or other automotive maintenance services, contact Forrest Automotive at 240-237-8161 or visit us at our shop 7:30AM–5:30PM Monday – Friday!

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Your Certified NAPA Auto Care and Federated Car Care Center

We are your premier certified NAPA Auto Care and Federated Car Care Center! The mechanics at Forrest Automotive Group are ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certified and have the skills and experience needed to deliver all major and minor auto repair services on foreign and domestic vehicles. Some of the auto repair services we offer are: A/C and heating, oil and oil filter, power steering flush, fuel/air induction cleanup, and more! Contact us at 240-237-8161!

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Automotive Technician & Mechanic Position in Lexington Park, MD

Forrest Automotive Service Center is growing and is looking to add a new member to our Automotive Service Team. We service all makes and models.

Automotive Technician/Mechanic Responsibilities:

* Must be able to diagnosis and repair automotive systems including engines, steering, brake, suspension, transmission, air conditioning, ect.

* Must complete all paperwork associated with repair correctly and timely

* Must be able to complete service and repair assignments efficiently, safely and correctly, to pass the quality inspections set forth by management staff

* Must comply with all company safety policies and procedures

* Must be able to communicate directly with the service writers and managers regarding the status of the service and repair work.

* Must be willing to learn new technical information and techniques

* Must be a team player, flexible and focused on maintaining a high level of customer service

2+ years automotive technician experience

Must have a working knowledge of ship equipment and tools

Must maintain personal toolbox in good working order

Must have a valid driver’s license and be at least 18 years old

Must have clean driving record.

Auto Maintenance Tips and Advice

Auto Tips Advice Southern Maryland

How often should I rotate my tires?
Your tires should be rotated every other oil change or every 5,000 miles. Neglecting to rotate tires is a major cause of premature tire wear.

Is it really necessary to replace my timing belt at the manufacturer’s recommended interval?
YES. The failure of a timing belt in many cars can result in major engine damage. The cost of repairing an engine with a broken timing belt is much greater than the cost of a timing belt replacement.

What does it mean if my “check engine” or “service engine soon” light comes on?
There are many sensors and computerized components that manage your vehicle’s engine performance and emissions. When one of these fails, the “check engine” light is illuminated. Although your car may seem to run fine, it is important to have the issue addressed to prevent long-term problems or failure of emission tests.

What should I do if my car starts to overheat?
This is a very serious problem – if your car overheats for too long, you can damage your engine. As soon as possible, find a safe place to pull off the road and shut off the engine! Do not attempt to check the fluid level in the radiator as it can burn you. The best thing to do is have your car towed to a repair shop.

When should I get my oil changed?
You should get your oil changed every 3,000 miles or as recommended in your vehicle’s owner’s manual. If intervals are extended, ensure you use oil that is capable of extended mileage changes.

What causes milky brown engine oil?
Milky brown engine oil is an indication of coolant in the oil. This can be caused by a blown head gasket (other gasket), a failed transmission cooler or cracked casings. This condition is very serious and needs to be checked by a professional technician quickly.

How to make sure my car battery has a good electrical connection?
Battery cables and terminals should be cleaned and inspected to make sure they provide a good electrical connection.

What is synthetic motor oil?
Synthetic motor oils can be a good choice for high output, turbocharged or supercharged engines, vehicles that are used for towing (especially during hot weather) or vehicles that are operated in extremely cold or hot climates. Synthetic motor oils, though several times more expensive than mineral-based motor oils, can improve fuel economy and provide longer intervals between changes. They also provide instant lubrication on start-up.

When should I replace my car’s fuel filter?
To help ensure dependable, trouble-free performance, replace your car’s fuel filter approximately every 30,000 miles or as recommended in your vehicle’s owner’s manual.

When should I change my spark plugs?
For maximum fuel economy and peak engine performance, your spark plugs should be replaced every 30 months or 30,000 miles, unless your vehicle is equipped with 100,000-mile platinum-tipped spark plugs.

What should I do when I need to replace a burned out fuse?
Always replace burned-out fuses with ones of the same amperage (printed on the fuse) and note that if a fuse continues to “blow,” you should have the circuit checked professionally by one of our technicians for defects.